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AMA announces election of Ricardo Correa, MD as governing council member of International Medical Graduate Section
Dr. Correa works at University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and Phoenix VA in Phoenix, Arizona
CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the election of Ricardo Correa, MD as an alternate delegate of the Governing Council of the International Medical Graduate (IMG) section. In his new role, Dr. Correa will represent the voice of the IMG at the AMA level. The IMG Section works to increase the impact of the IMGs in organized medicine and represent their views in the AMA House of Delegates.
“It is my pleasure to congratulate Dr. Correa on his election to the Governing Council of the IMG section said AMA President Barbara L. McAneny, M.D. “The AMA is a powerful ally for physicians and a leading force in the effort to improve the health of the nation, and I look forward to working with Dr. Correa on behalf of America’s physicians and patients.”
“I am honored to be elected by my fellow IMGs, and I am excited to advocate on their behalf in the House of Medicine,” Dr. Correa said. “This position will give me the opportunity to advocate not just for the interests of the international medical graduates but to contribute more broadly to medicine in this county.”
Dr. Correa has been a member of the AMA House of Delegates since 2010. He was part of the ACGME RRC Internal Medicine from 2013-2016 and he is now part of the NBME membership board. Dr. Correa has been very involved in multiple section and committees of the AMA. Dr. Correa is board of director of the National Hispanic Medical Association, the Academy of Physician for Clinical Research and the Arizona Medical Association, as well as a chair of the council of young physician for the NHMA and Chair of the Early career physician section of the ACP Arizona chapter.
Dr. Correa received his Medical Doctor degree from the University of Panama and his Masters on Education from the University of Panama. He did his Internal Medicine residency at University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital and Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism fellowship at the National Institute of Health.
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